“The Official Blues Brothers Revue” will hit the stage Saturday, March 17, at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center in Bayside.
The show, which has been on a national tour, features songs from the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers,” starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Jake and Elwood Blues. In the movie, the brothers try to save an orphanage by staging a benefit concert, all while being pursued by Nazis, a crazy mystery woman and the cops as they drive their “Bluesmobile” around Chicago.
Belushi and Aykroyd formed the band in 1978, and songs from the group’s albums in addition to those in the film are performed in the review.
“It really recreates to an incredible degree the excitement ... the comedy and the great music featured in the movie,” said Susan Agin, QPAC’s executive and artistic director.
Aykroyd and Belushi’s widow, Judith, handpicked the actors who play Jake and Elwood in the show: Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty. Tickets are $35. For more information, call QPAC at (718) 631-6311 or go to visitqpac.org.